Star of stage and screen Scarlett Johansson was honored in Hollywood yesterday with the 2,470th star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Johansson was presented with the award by the Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti. Her 'Avengers' co-star Jeremy Renner joined her as well.
The actress made her Broadway debut in 2010's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and is reportedly eyeing a revival of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
On screen Johansson is perhaps best known for her leading role in Sofia Coppola's moving contemporary drama LOST IN TRANSLATION, co-starring Bill Murray, as well as for her featured roles in some big-budget Hollywood films with top-tier talent and directors - THE PRESTIGE with Christopher Nolan (co-starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman), THE BLACH DAHLIA with Brian DePalma, THE ISLAND with Michael Bay (co-starring Ewan MacGregor), THE SPIRIT with Frank Miller; as well as a string of quirky and unique independent films such as GHOST WORLD, A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG and her unforgettable work in THE HORSE WHISPERER under the guiding force of director Robert Redford.
Since then, she has become a franchise superhero superstar thanks to her role in the international smash hit IRON MAN 2, co-starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, both of whom she reteams with in this Spring's tent-pole entertainment attraction THE AVENGERS, directed by BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and occasional GLEE-helmer Joss Whedon, which also features Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans as the classic Marvel comic book heroes. She was most recently seen opposite Matt Damon in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, directed by Cameron Crowe. She has also starred in three highly-acclaimed and endlessly enjoyable Woody Allen films: MATCH POINT, SCOOP and VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA.